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The Spurs boss concedes his is unsure whether the 23-year-old is on the verge of signing a new deal with the club but insists their aim is to keep the midfielder

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has reiterated that the club are confident they can keep Gareth Bale at White Hart Lane this summer.

Goal exclusively revealed in March that Manchester United had made an enquiry for the midfielder but were stunned by Tottenham's £70 million asking price.

Bale, who has scooped the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards this term, has played an influential role in Tottenham's challenge for a top-four place having scored 20 Premier League goals this season.

"I'm not sure [about whether Bale is close to signing a new deal], our interest is for the player to continue here and I've made that very clear," Villas-Boas told reporters.

"Whatever is happening, the idea is for the player to be here next season.

"I have said this numerous times. We are pretty confident we will be able to keep him."